Our Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes

Throw your own Fat Tuesday party at home with festive, easy-to-make favorites.

Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya

Many Cajun and Creole dishes are seasoned with the so-called holy trinity—bell pepper, onion, and celery. This Creole-style jambalaya has lots of tomato in it.

Recipe: Shrimp-and-Sausage Jambalaya

 

Wilted Kale with Bacon

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Wilted Kale with Bacon

Dark, leafy greens like kale are incredibly good for you, so don’t feel guilty about the bacon!

Recipe: Wilted Kale with Bacon

Mini King Cupcakes

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Mini King Cupcakes

Every good Mardi Gras party ends with a king cake, which traditionally holds a baby figurine inside that represents the Christ child. Whoever finds the baby enjoys good luck the following year—and must prepare the cake for next year’s celebration. These miniatures are a twist on the classic dessert.

Recipe: Mini King Cupcakes

Cajun Bloody Mary

Photo: Jennifer Davick

Cajun Bloody Mary

For a pretty presentation, rub the rims of glasses with lemon wedges, and dip in a mixture of black pepper and coarse salt.

Recipe: Cajun Bloody Mary

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